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Member postings for maria hewitt

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Thread: Chat
09/04/2021 14:53:41

I was wondering what would happen to my stash in years to come, sorted out some very small pieces and will put them on freecycle when it opens up again. I think there is a local tutoring group locally so I will investigate that or maybe a school ihave been trying to finish various bits of sewing, not just quilts, bags seem to be a practical way to use up 3 or 4 fq at a time. Had my second pfizer yesterday, feeling a bit tired and achy today. Have had to make lemon stuff, as dh brought home two dozen lemons, from the wholesaler grocer who lives round the corner he put out assorted veg and fruit leftovers, for a donation, it can produce an interesting culinary challenge!hope you are all doing well.


14/03/2021 10:28:12

Hello Eileen, I often lose my mojo, hence my multitude of ufo's in many different occupations. I find something small like a pincushion or atc or postcard or mug rug gets me inspired (there are lots in the albums from when we had previous swaps) you don't have to send it, or just thinking /drawing the ideas helps. How about an Easter theme. Could be flowers or bunnies or chicks. Small projects allow you to go wild or try something new without commitment of a big quilt. I have a

Big notepad with more ideas than I will ever carry out, but it helps me to get going. Or just look at all the photos in the albums on this page.

Hope that helps.


Hope that helps

28/02/2021 13:45:29

Hello, I haven't posted for a while, (another trip to the hospital), now have sore back and shoulders after being immobilised. I did manage to get most of my fabrics sorted out. I now have boxes of bits ready for when freecycle re opens. I have cut out a couple of dresses ready to sew, but I can't lift my machine onto the table, so if I forget to ask before husband goes out that's it! I have been reading the Thursday murder club, by Richard osman. Very good, comfortable reading, but had to read the ending twice, as it got a bit complicated with the reveal, all those red herrings! Nevertheless I would thoroughly recommend it.

Ii have full intentions of making some bags to sell at the sailing club, as I've had so many compliments on bags I've had when I visit. We shall see, I have so many projects of all sorts to finish, U FO 's more like a galaxy! 😁


23/12/2020 16:46:46

Wishing a happy Christmas to everyone, no matter how it's celebrated, and a much much better 2021. Hopefully we can have a Christmas in July event! Our local Sally Army did this many years ago when my children were little. They are grown up now daughter has just bought a house, son finally moved out and in with mates (discovering that he can do more than he thought.!

Love to you all


11/12/2020 20:03:40

Sylvia, I believe the RNIB is collecting stamps, their advert popped up on my Facebook page recently.


27/10/2020 16:28:02

Well, that's it empty nest. Have been busy baking for 2,sewing and set up the keyboard not wanted and teaching myself a few tunes.

Fou d enough mojo to sort my haberdashery, cut it down by half, and still have loads. Hoping I can pass bits on via freecycle.

Now to tackle my surplus fabric. Of which there is too much to admit to 😉


Thread: Christmas 2020
27/10/2020 16:18:47

Yes I though of a Christmas mask, or if I pull my finger out a Halloween one, fireworks, or a new year one then a valentines one..... Endless ideas haha.


Thread: Show and Tell 2020
27/10/2020 16:13:07

Current work in progress using a jacket I've been saving for several years,, which I've adapted to make a waistcoat. I have been planing this for a long time, after I saw a beautiful picture quilted waistcoat at a show, and the fabric, I just fell in love with, you can't get it anymore so the back will have to be plain or... I have an even older cushion panel of a carousel horse. Hmm. 🎠 Gonna take it slow, as I don't want to mess it up.


Thread: Christmas 2020
18/10/2020 16:47:01

I might make pillowcases with some of my excessive stash, I've found a great YouTube pattern that uses fat quarters, (daisynics) and they will make great presents and can be used as santa sacks in the future by the recipient. If I find the time that is.


Thread: Chat
18/10/2020 16:35:47

Margaret, I like your idea of the darker border, I have strips of the bold colours used for the baby squares, so I could use the blue/green /purple strips to tie it together. I've put it to one side for now, it's always better giving it a rest. Moving on to making a few clothes for a while.

Eileen, I've lost count of my UFOs, at least 6 bigish quilts, lost of orphan blocks, not to mention other non patchwork projects, bags/purses clothing, embroidery/knitting /cardmaking /painting, etc etc. I have so much fabric I'm going to give away a load, having been ill for so long it's opened my eyes as to how much stuff I have got that is never going to be used.

My youngest is packing up ready to leave home next week, we will be empty nesters, not entirely looking forward to it as we have both been ill, and getting back to normal, getting under each others feet. Oh well, that's life!


11/10/2020 11:24:32


11/10/2020 11:21:51

Please give your honest opinion/advice on this.

I used a jelly roll race and 3 blocks. I'm really not sure about it. My sparse dodgy quilting probably doesn't help.

Thanks Maria.

10/10/2020 17:28:32

Am getting stuck into my UFOs 😊

10/10/2020 17:27:33

Quilt finished at last using nautical swap blocks.

Maria. img_20200928_171033.jpg

02/09/2020 15:59:22

Hi, I saw a "cheat" way of doing tiny squares, somewhere, you ironed the squares on thin iro on interfacing, first, then folded and stitched along the joins, all in one go.. Ideal for tiny patches. Haven't tried it, but seems like a good idea.

Itching to get sewing again, forced back into hospital as blood test showed kidneys a bit sluggish, must drink more aparrently. Waiting for official release now thank goodness.


13/07/2020 16:21:43

Hello, lovely work Rosemary.

I'm in hospital (again!), planned this time, had the offending piece of gut removed. No stitches to be seen!

Recovering well. Feel sooo much better.

Thought I might have time to do some hand stitching, but no enthusiasm. Guess it will take time. Plenty of projects to complete when I get home. I'll maybe start with some atc. Or postcards.if I can think of some topics. 🤔🙂

Hope everyone is well and feeling positive. x


08/04/2020 19:51:45

So glad to hear that you are getting sorted. Cheeky woodworm guy😂. Hope you don't need new carpet as well. Make sure you get a guaranteed certificate, you don't want to go through this all over in a few years time, but you probably know that sorry.


07/04/2020 20:15:28

I used to work in house insurance many moons ago, woodworm unfortunately comes under house maintenance, which is not covered, as you are expected to keep the property in good repair. Not much help if the darned creatures sneak up on you I'm afraid. Especially under carpets etc.

I hope you find a solution, do you have any local fb groups that might be able to rally round. You've probably done that already though.


31/03/2020 21:57:27

Jamome gets my vote, although I don't think I use it as much as many of you, I've had one for many years, and am currently using my mums old new home, which was forerunner of janome with no problems, hope that doesn't jinx it, also had a elna little fold up machine e needs a service but I have eleventy billion different feet for it.

Not doing much sewing as I've isolated myself in the bedroom as far as I can, not that hubby has changed his ways much. Oh well.


15/03/2020 15:17:04

Hi in hospital with crohns blockage oh dear. Daughter has has all her travelling work on Europe cancelled for the next month, and has flown out to Spain to collect her van and bring . G it home don't know how that will work ferry of some sort maybe she is very resourceful so will see. Hope all is well with everyone. (ps) ease don't sendmr any hearts at this time I cannot use them not that I'm not grateful) love from Maria

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